Pavitra Rishta 2 first look: The production company behind upcoming OTT series Pavitra Rishta 2 revealed that its shooting has finally begun. Originally aired in 2009 with Sushant Singh Rajput and Ankita Lokhande, the new season of Pavitra Rishta will now star Shaheer Sheikh as Manav, replacing the late actor. Rajput had earlier quit the show to focus on his career in Bollywood. Lokhande will be returning to the show as Archana.
The makers also shared the first look of the series in which Lokhande and Sheikh can be seen posing in character with a clapboard. The two are dressed in their respective characters and bring back many memories of the iconic show. “Sometimes in most ordinary lives, we find the most extraordinary love story. Witness the extraordinary love story of Manav and Archana,” read the caption of the post. Sheikh was also seen posing with Usha Nadkarni who plays toe role of Manav’e mother on the show.
Sometimes in most ordinary lives, we find the most extraordinary love stories!
Witness the extraordinary love story of Manav and Archana. #PavitraRishta Filming begins; streaming soon on #ALTBalaji #ItsNeverTooLate@ektarkapoor @Shaheer_S @anky1912 @AsheemaVardaan @bcaunty pic.twitter.com/yIoHyjOGWk
— ALTBalaji (@altbalaji) July 11, 2021
Lokhande has also shared her first look from the upcoming series on her Instagram account. “All the best baby,” actor Kishwer Merchant commented while Asha Negi wrote, “Lots of love.”
Season 2 of the show is titled Pavitra Rishta: It’s never too late. The 2009 show became very popular, making late actor Rajput and Lokhande a household name. The show found wide popularity for its romance and the pairing of Singh and Lokhande. It ran for five years with more than a thousand episodes. The lead actors met on the sets and fell in love with each other. The two went on to date for six years before parting ways. More here.
On June 1 this year, the show celebrated 12 years since it first aired. While the original daily soap aired on television, Pavitra Rishta 2 is set to make its debut on the digital platform. Earlier this month, casting director Aditya Suranna told Zoom Digital, “Pavitra Rishta 2.0 is completely digital.” While Lokhande and Usha Nadkarni are reprising their roles, it would be a big challenge for Sheikh, Suranna claimed. He added that it is a big challenge for him to “live up” to that space as Manav. More here.
The new show also featured Hiten Tejwani, Asha Negi, Rithvik Dhanjani and Karan Veer Mehra. Actor Usha Nadkarni will be returning as Savita Deshmukh (Manav’s mother) but other cast members are yet to be announced, the digital streaming platform shared.
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